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Item Reviews for: Avid Pro Tools 9 with Mbox Pro Firewire Audio Interface  -  AVD MB3PROPT9 LIST

Very Powerful Quality Product… somewhat complicated installation.
By: Jim from Fort Worth, TX, USA      Submitted: 12/26/2011

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Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? I received a FREE UPGRADE to ProTools 10 because my purchase was after October 1st of 2011. That saves you about $300. Remember, the Mbox and ProTools have separate registration cards in the box that look almost identical. YOU MUST register the one that comes in the ProTools software box to receive the free upgrade. They will automatically send you a link by email to download the upgrade. I installed everything before I did the upgrade to version 10. I highly recommend you have fast internet service, most of the downloads are quite large (1GB-4GB). Ease of Use How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be? Installation could be very difficult to say the least if you're a novice with computers and software. This is NOT plug and play. You must follow the instructions very, very closely to get it installed on the first try. Installation took me about 4 hours, including all the updates, online registration, additional files to download, upgrades and settings to get everything working. The good side of this is that the software is very well documented online and you will find a solution to anything that comes up. Value Was this item an overall good value? Extremely good value!
Great Value and Quality!
By: Judah from Colorado Springs,CO, USA      Submitted: 12/15/2011

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Features What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could? This is where the value of the pro outwieghs the products features. Just know you are getting 4 mic pre's 2 rca inputs and 2 spdif ins/outs. This is technicaly 8x8 interface, But for real instruments really only 6x6 using the rca ins with a seperate good pre and xlr to rca male adapter. To use the spdifs would bypass the whole units pre's and be line level. So for a band practice/drum kit its ok with six (with a seperate pre for the 2 rcas). It would have been a plus to just have 8 pre's.With that said it's still a great interface and with tons of inserts,2 headphone mixes, dim for lowering the output sound and referencing, its very versatile and hd ready if you ever spend the starting $6400.00 on the hd interface. :). Yeah sounds good. Ease of Use How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be? Very easy to use interface. Download the correct drivers from avid and your good to go. Manual is very small and only talks about setup to the computer. Maybe they forgot to put a reall one in my box. If you know how to use a computer easy. This product will be easy for you to use. Value Was this item an overall good value? Mbox comes with a free upgrade to pro tools 10 right now! Really sweet. If you play your cards right. Call avid and ask about the instrument expansion pack deal. Its free,mind you only, 3 of the plugins Strike, Velvet and eleven le.Still a great deal. Really the hardware comes out to be about 400$ to 450$ with all these add ons. Which is the best reason for buying this product if your lookibng to make good ideas/or wanna make quality products for the world.
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